DIY Wood Shim Box


Hey, everyone!! I have missed you all! I took a couple weeks away from the blog to prepare for the Thorndale Christmas Home Tour. My mother and I decorate one of the homes of the tour and this is our second year doing it. We have so much fun, but it is A LOT of work… like A LOT! We pretty much empty the store and decorate someone else’s home. I had a professional photographer come in and take pictures, so those will be coming soon! I can’t wait to show you all, but for now, I have a quick and easy DIY to share.
Seriously guys, this DIY is soooo easy!
I made this decorative box with an old cardboard box and some wood shims.
I have had these wood shims kickin around for quite a while and I have wanted to use them for a DIY forever!
All I did was grab my trusty hot glue gun and I started gluing on the wood shims to the box.
This couldn’t be any easier!
You will notice there is some overhang on the box, that is ok! I will show you the tool I used to cut it off in a bit, but first, notice how I placed the shims?
I alternated the thick ends. I did this because I wanted the box to have a cool look. Almost like the wood is protruding in spots.
This is the tool that I used to cut off the overhang.
What is it? I have no idea LOL … if you know, please tell me. I found them in the tool box. It is basically like an Exacto knife/scissors. Love it, though!
Time for the big reveal!
Notice my daughter’s ornament? She made that in school — it is one of my favs!
One would never know that this is a cardboard box!
You will notice that I also stained the wood. I wanted the box to look a little darker. I used Early American from Minwax.
Let me know what you think about this project and share with all your friends! We all love the quick and easy DIYs!

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Holly Grace

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Faye Muir West
    on Dec 18, 2016

    How much do wood shims cost?

    • Holly Grace
      on Dec 19, 2016

      Hi Faye, I got my bundle for $4 and some odd cents and. I had enough to do the whole box and then some. Price would be dependent on where you live and how big your box is :)

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